Kasia Galazka

Lana Del Rey - Born to DieUnbest
I fell in maddening love with Lana Del Rey for the sorcery of her beauty. Everything about her is conjured, but in such a hyperbolically feminine way that I can’t help but exhale with my own lip-biting fantasizing. Crowns of flowers? Sexy surrealist alligator straddling? Nether regions that taste like high-fructose corn syrup? Where did I go wrong?

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Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
Unbest

I fell in maddening love with Lana Del Rey for the sorcery of her beauty. Everything about her is conjured, but in such a hyperbolically feminine way that I can’t help but exhale with my own lip-biting fantasizing. Crowns of flowers? Sexy surrealist alligator straddling? Nether regions that taste like high-fructose corn syrup? Where did I go wrong?

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St. Vincent - Strange Mercy Unbest
I don’t know whether people are hesitant to accept contemporary musicians as McCartneys and other famouses, but I pretty much idolize Annie Clark in the “I want to pick up an instrument because I like the things you do to yours!” way that I assume teens did in the old days when releases were anticipated and artists less accessible.

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St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
Unbest

I don’t know whether people are hesitant to accept contemporary musicians as McCartneys and other famouses, but I pretty much idolize Annie Clark in the “I want to pick up an instrument because I like the things you do to yours!” way that I assume teens did in the old days when releases were anticipated and artists less accessible.

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Carnal Clues: The Physiology of FidgetingPsychology Today
Jitters tend to barge in uninvited before big events, like taking the stage or getting down on one knee. Momentary anxiety activates the amygdala, your brain’s danger lookout, and triggers fight-or-flight symptoms, says Srinivasan Pillay, a psychiatrist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To pump the brakes on panic, focus on slowing and deepening your breath. Here’s what’s happening as you await your Big Moment.

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Carnal Clues: The Physiology of Fidgeting
Psychology Today

Jitters tend to barge in uninvited before big events, like taking the stage or getting down on one knee. Momentary anxiety activates the amygdala, your brain’s danger lookout, and triggers fight-or-flight symptoms, says Srinivasan Pillay, a psychiatrist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To pump the brakes on panic, focus on slowing and deepening your breath. Here’s what’s happening as you await your Big Moment.

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Carnal Clues: Yearning CurvePsychology Today
Though our eyes don’t bulge out of our heads as we make “awooga” sounds, the physical symptoms of arousal are just as telltale. Lust is a head-spinning prequel to what we hope will be a toe-curling conclusion. And unlike most animals, humans have the capacity for sexual interest all the time, notes Irwin Goldstein, director of sexual medicine at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego. Here’s what happens when your body pines.

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Carnal Clues: Yearning Curve
Psychology Today

Though our eyes don’t bulge out of our heads as we make “awooga” sounds, the physical symptoms of arousal are just as telltale. Lust is a head-spinning prequel to what we hope will be a toe-curling conclusion. And unlike most animals, humans have the capacity for sexual interest all the time, notes Irwin Goldstein, director of sexual medicine at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego. Here’s what happens when your body pines.

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Review: Twin ShadowPitchfork 
Memorable attire: George Lewis Jr.’s black kufi
Percent of people who look like they were born in the 1980s: 98
Sweatiest audience member: Guy in dog suit
Least sweaty audience member: Dude in American-flag thong
Number of basketball jerseys within five-foot vicinity: Three
Most obstructive audience technology: Camcorder
Song that could have been on a John Hughes-curated soundtrack: “When We’re Dancing”
Crowd favorite: “Castles in the Snow”
Best “Now what?” post-set comment: “Let’s go watch Destroyer and fall asleep.”
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Review: Twin Shadow
Pitchfork

  • Memorable attire: George Lewis Jr.’s black kufi
  • Percent of people who look like they were born in the 1980s: 98
  • Sweatiest audience member: Guy in dog suit
  • Least sweaty audience member: Dude in American-flag thong
  • Number of basketball jerseys within five-foot vicinity: Three
  • Most obstructive audience technology: Camcorder
  • Song that could have been on a John Hughes-curated soundtrack: “When We’re Dancing”
  • Crowd favorite: “Castles in the Snow”
  • Best “Now what?” post-set comment: “Let’s go watch Destroyer and fall asleep.”